I had a private message from a friend of mine and I wanted to share it. She writes:
“messaging privately so if you don’t want it to go world-wide, it won’t. Your book wasn’t necessarily my personal cup of tea….but the line about scrubbing out a stain because her family already had enough stains made me cry. That line alone was worth the 99 cents I spent for the book.”
I sat there with my mouth open. My first reaction was feeling bad that I made her cry and then I stopped…what? That one line struck her so deeply she cried!
I wrote her back and apologized for making her cry, sent her a bit hug and then said, “Stirring someone’s emotions that deeply, that’s why I write.”
There are so so so many factors and contributors to writing, but when you know you have conveyed emotions to your reader…that’s huge.
Until Next Time…